• by Dave Miller

A Walk into History!

Wouldn't it be interesting if you could talk to an ancestor or someone who lived over a hundred years ago? Would you ask them about their past and what was life like back then? The Brown County Historical Society in Wisconsin is once again giving you the opportunity to do just that.

"If Tombstones Could Talk" is a program offered each year by the Society to give those in attendance a chance to learn about some of the former residents from the area who are buried at the local cemeteries within the city of Green Bay. Local actors and historians dress up as past residents of the area and talk about their lives. Groups walk from one location to the other at the cemetery listening to the actors who are by the graves of the individuals they are representing.

The Society which completed a program at Fort Howard Cemetery during the month of June will hold similar sessions at the Allouez Catholic Cemetery on August 7th and 8th and at Woodlawn Cemetery on September 4th, 5th and 7th. The program at Woodlawn also includes a non walking session where the actors will be talking at one location. Be sure to bring your hiking shoes during the programs since the various groups walk throughout the cemetery visiting

Dennis Jacobs portrays Rigney "Riggie" Dwyer. Riggie was a World War 1 veteran and one of the original Acme Packers players in 1919.

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